Sophia Grace Center for Nutrition, Health, and Spirituality, LLC
Laura Laine graduated in 1980 from the University of Texas Health Science Center -Houston with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. Following graduation, she began her career at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) where she dedicated over 22 years. In 1986 she received her M.Ed. from the University of Houston in Allied Health Education and Administration, and completed an internship in Corporate Wellness. During her career at TCH, she worked with people of all ages in a variety of areas, including: obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sports nutrition, food allergies, gastrointestinal diseases, and tube feedings. In 2002 she became the Parish Administrator for St. Laurence Catholic Church. She received her certification in Spiritual Direction from the Cenacle Retreat House in 2004, and has since provided spiritual direction for individuals and groups and implemented spiritual talks and retreats. During this time, she maintained her dietetics credentials and gave presentations on eating disorders. After seven and a half years as a parish administrator, she combined her skills as a dietitian and spiritual director and formed Sophia Grace Center for Nutrition, Health, and Spirituality, LLC in 2010. Laura has been married to her husband, Greg, for over 25 years and has two grown children, Melanie and Eric.